Chipotle Announces Catering in Colorado

Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:00pm EST

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Nationwide Rollout Planned for All Chipotle Restaurants
DENVER--(Business Wire)--
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) will offer customers a new way to enjoy their
food with the launch of its catering service, beginning in Colorado on January
21. Chipotle catering allows groups of 20 to 200 to customize their own
individual meal the same way they do at Chipotle restaurants. The company will
add catering to all of its markets in the coming months.
Chipotle catering provides entertaining options for groups of 20-200. (Photo:
Business Wire)

To kickoff catering in Colorado, Chipotle is offering customers who order
catering for 20 or more guests on Sunday, Feb. 3, two free entrée items
redeemable on a return visit. 

"We are changing the way people think about and eat fast food by offering our
customers better ingredients from more sustainable sources in a way that is
affordable and accessible," said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of
Chipotle. "With catering, we can now better serve our customers by allowing them
to bring Chipotle into their homes, offices and schools where they can
conveniently and effortlessly share the food that they love with large groups of

Chipotle catering offers a Taco and Burrito Bowl Spread that can be ordered with
two or three meats (including Responsibly Raised® grilled chicken or steak, and
shredded barbacoa or carnitas) and comes complete with sides, including
cilantro-lime rice, pinto and black beans, fresh salsas, house-made guacamole,
cheese, and sour cream. Those looking for a snack or a smaller option can choose
Chipotle`s chips and salsa menu with hand-mashed guacamole, fresh tomato salsa,
roasted chili-corn salsa, tomatillo-green chili salsa, and tomatillo-red chili
salsa. All options are easy to set up and come with everything customers need to
serve their guests. 

Customers who place an order for Sunday, Feb. 3 can redeem their original
receipt for two free food items (burritos, burrito bowls, salads or tacos) at
any Chipotle location on a return visit through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Additionally, catering customers who return their serving stands to Chipotle
after their event will be given another free entrée card for use on a subsequent
visit. To order, customers can call 800-CHIPOTLE. Orders must be placed at least
24 hours ahead of pick-up time. 

For smaller catering orders (of six or more), Chipotle offers a "Burritos by the
Box" option, which allows customers to mix and match their choice of chicken,
steak, carnitas, barbacoa or vegetarian burritos including white or brown
cilantro-lime rice, vegetarian black beans, mild fresh tomato salsa and cheese.
"Burritos by the Box" orders also include a bag of chips, tomatillo-green chili
salsa, guacamole and sour cream for every two burritos ordered. 


Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea that
food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience. Today,
Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls (a
burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw
ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive
atmosphere. Through our vision of Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking
better food from using ingredients that are not only fresh, but that-where
possible-are sustainably grown and naturally raised with respect for the
animals, the land, and the farmers who produce the food. A similarly focused
people culture, with an emphasis on identifying and empowering top performing
employees, enables us to develop future leaders from within. Chipotle opened
with a single restaurant in 1993 and currently operates more than 1,350
restaurants. For more information, visit

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